The friend caught the board as it almost fell onto the tracks with an oncoming train approaching.
The state’s rail operator has reported almost 3000 trespassing cases in the last financial year, with almost 200 near misses.
Queensland Rail senior manager of security and emergency preparedness Drew Brock said trains on the network can travel at speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour and can take up to two kilometres to stop.
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“By illegally accessing prohibited areas of the rail network, trespassers are risking electrocution from the high voltage overhead lines or being struck by a train,” Brock said.
“If you don’t get killed, you will get caught. We have around 12,000 CCTV cameras across the network, a dedicated team of police railway squad officers, authorised officers and private security guards.”
A new safety campaign will be rolled out on social media and on digital screens across the South East Queensland railway network from next week.